What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss can be classified as conductive, sensorineural, or both (mixed loss). Nearly 10% of people in the US have some degree of hearing loss. Some hearing losses are congenital (present at birth) and others are acquired disorders.

How do members experience hearing loss?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with hearing loss*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for hearing loss*

*Data from patients with hearing loss, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with hearing loss*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
for hearing loss (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hearing loss (3)

*Data from patients with hearing loss, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has hearing loss on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 16
20s 57
30s 133
40s 184
50s 241
60s 267
70+ 205

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 356
Female 736